tv The Papers BBC News January 22, 2018 10:45pm-11:01pm GMT
a flavour of meeting tomorrow. just a flavour of the front pages. thank you very much for being with us. polly and caroline — let's start things off with our first story. the telegraph. caroline, children are obese at 11 doomed to an early death. that is a rather horrific headline. it certainly is, as a mother of three. some fairly stark warnings from the body which has put together this report, suggesting one in three children will be obese by the time they leave primary school. that is age 11. some of the warnings are that they are doomed in this cycle of eating behaviour that will actually cut short their life by ten yea rs actually cut short their life by ten years and also their healthy life by 20 years. they are saying that something needs to be done about it. but it is the same things we hear again and again. saying there should be less advertising on television of things that are bad for us, particularly targeted towards children. and that they should stop selling fast food outside schools.
asa mum, selling fast food outside schools. as a mum, i don't think it goes far enough. i really struggle with what ifeed enough. i really struggle with what i feed my enough. i really struggle with what ifeed my children. my little enough. i really struggle with what i feed my children. my little girl has had one of those horrible letters at five saying she is overweight even though to the average person. . . overweight even though to the average person... from the school? it comes from the public health authority. they do random testing of children at the beginning of primary school and the end. to most people she seems to look perfectly healthy. but i will be the first person to admit that i struggle with what i feed my children. because is so much of what we give them is marketed as something healthy. it says it has one of your five a day in it. but it doesn't say that it is twice as much fat and loads of sugar. the ukip story has been our main story most of the day. the newspaper not making too big a plate of it. the political correspondents have been having a ball with this story all day. we have had resignation
after resignation of all of the spokespeople from ukip front bench, they call it. trying to force the leader out. at the end of the day, when we have all that on it, this is the most you get on a front page because people are just not that interested in ukip any more. it is a small piece in the daily telegraph just skirting over the issues. the infighting goes on. henry bolton talking about draining the swamp of the party's leadership. it is extraordinary language, isn't it? but he isn't going anywhere despite the fact his front bench have. it'll be interesting to see if nigel farage says anything because he does resonate with the voters... resonate, rather than resonate. chuckles the financial times, this story about the shutdown in the us, which has been resolved for the time being
with that deal. it's only until the 8th of february. given what we know about trump's position on this in general it wouldn't surprise me if we saw this issue blow back up again fairly shortly. as of now there is a deal, an interim deal, for the next three weeks, so they can get on, people can get paid, and go back to work, which is great. it is a lot of theatre. the last paragraph says that despite the political rank it hasn't touched the dollar. the economy will not feel it. it is a lot of theatre. does it show the dysfunctionality of the american political system? the fact that it canjust shut political system? the fact that it can just shut down. dysfunctionality? in the american government? this is about the most mundane thing that has happened. government? this is about the most mundane thing that has happenedm really is. this is an ordinary thing by today's standards. a picture in the ft of davos. it's the world economic forum where the global
elites get together on the snowy slopes of switzerland. christine lagarde pictured, the managing director of the imf. the great and the good of the world stage, they get together and chat, it must. absolutely. the front pages are split. —— get together and chat, it must be a good thing. theresa may will be outnumbered by remain supporters such as angela merkel. tony blair is going to be there. will she meet trump? that's the big question. they are supposed to. rumours are he isn't happy. it might be cordial. but then you have john mcdonnell who has been sneering at all of these people all of these years. the scene is set for a jolly time. it's a strange concept that all of these world leaders meet in this very beautiful but also snowbound mountain top in
switzerland. it gives the ft a great picture to lead on. they are not big on pictures on their front pages, are they? exactly. it is a talking shop. the great and the good meat to go through the big economic issues of the day. the new look guardian. do we like the new look?|j of the day. the new look guardian. do we like the new look? i really like it. i think it is great to read. ifinish every like it. i think it is great to read. i finish every story. you finish every story! chuckles i think it is really accessible and really showcases their journalism brilliantly. they have an exclusive about a warning of a cyber attack on the uk. what do you make of that? scary, but, when you are at red alert for terror attacks date to day, is it the first worry? it is the head of the national cyber
security centre warning of a major cyber attack. saying it is a matter of when not if. we have had a few, the one on the nhs was particularly worrying. and there has been one apartment with the suggestion that it happened just days before an election. —— there has been one on parliament. we are on a very high state of readiness for any kind of cyber or terrorist related activity as it is. and he is predicting specifically in the next two years. it will be a category one attack. defined as an assault which might cripple infrastructure such as energy supplies, financial services sector, city of london, i guess, another level from what we have had. sure. that was the main story in the guardian. also another one about cladding post—grenfell tower. what do you make of that? only three of
the 160 social housing towers identify dangerous after grenfell tower have been known to be clouded. there was so much concern over the safety. —— there was so much concern over the safety. — — to there was so much concern over the safety. —— to be recladded. though all of these towers which had a similar risk and only three have been changed. that is a real risk. and especially the provenance that story had. the devastation brought that entire area. you would have thought this would have been massively high on the agenda. given housing is meant to be one of the centre plank of this government's new renaissance and new domestic agenda. all of the promises that we re agenda. all of the promises that were made in the aftermath of the attack, it is the same as the housing for the people who were living near grenfell tower,
housing for the people who were living near gre nfell tower, so housing for the people who were living near grenfell tower, so many are still in hotels. astonishing. they have not been able to make up for the failure which led to that situation. really shocking. boris johnson is demanding £5 billion extra for the nhs. he is apparently going to say this at a cabinet meeting tomorrow. caroline, you do not think this is a new story, do you? i spotted it in the sunday times. i think we all did. we knew he would make an intervention on the nhs. broadly speaking this has been on the cards for quite some time. the pledge that was emblazoned across the bus during the referendum campaign about putting money into the nhs when we leave the eu has beena the nhs when we leave the eu has been a thorn in his side ever since it happened. given the fact there we re it happened. given the fact there were questions over the numbers in the first place. he needs to detoxify that issue. the only way he can do that is getting the government to sign up. what they are
talking about, when we leave the eu, not necessarily, but from march next year. but he isn't the only one. others have been bashing about the nhs. he does seem to stray from his foreign office brief. talking about the health service, talking about the health service, talking about the bridge across the channel to france, and so on. he doesn't seem to follow many protocols. but nobody is really raining him in.|j to follow many protocols. but nobody is really raining him in. i suppose the bridge to france is part of the foreign office brief. who knows? also in the times, the story about alison saunders, head of the crown prosecution service, talking about rape complainants who stay silent, they risk the thought that they consented to six. i thought she
would be on the sign —— the side of the victims. somebody said it is quite a normal response to being in a very terrifying, violent situation like rape to go quiet and not scream. iam like rape to go quiet and not scream. i am surprised. the times says she is seeking to regain the initiative after a series of collapsed rape trials, which we have seen. collapsed rape trials, which we have seen. but it seems to be at the victims‘ expense. seen. but it seems to be at the victims' expense. and it doesn't necessarily happen between strangers ina darkened necessarily happen between strangers in a darkened alleyway. it can happen between a married couple. would you scream if you were in a coercive relationship? very good point. has she made a mistake with this intervention? i don't know, i would like to read the rest of the story tomorrow, but i am surprised by it, yeah. another royal wedding
coming up. are you excited?m by it, yeah. another royal wedding coming up. are you excited? it is lovely news. it is lovely news. i wonder how much it was delayed to make way for another royal wedding. maybe they come in threes. i don't know who is next. my favourite thing about this story. this is princess eugenie, by the way, getting married this autumn at the same venue as prince harry. it is the place to get married, isn't it? very trendy. is the royal family being married, isn't it? very trendy. is the royalfamily being rejuvenated and we generated by these young royals ? and we generated by these young royals? i'm finding the international interest in the wedding is fascinating. our readers around the world are completely gripped by it. they do not see any
squeamishness about celebrating a rich and privileged family. there is a debate in this country about the place of the royal family. but i think young people, a lot of our audience, and the international audiences are well up for a bit of good news and celebration. audiences are well up for a bit of good news and celebrationlj audiences are well up for a bit of good news and celebration. i think that's the same as the rest of the country. there has been a lot of brexit, instability, will the prime minister last, lots of front pages dominated to doom and gloom. then you see some happy news and i do think people start to feel that although there is a campaign to have another bank holiday, which would boost morale. we would get two, possibly, but never mind. many thanks to both of you for coming in and discussing tomorrow's front pages. don't forget you can see the front pages of the papers online on the bbc news website. it's all there for you — 7 days a week at bbc.co.uk/papers and if you miss the programme any evening you can watch it later on bbc iplayer. thank you, polly and caroline. goodbye.
monday hasn't been a particularly cold day. overnight there will be a fairamount of cold day. overnight there will be a fair amount of cloud, and breeze, which should keep the frost at bay. you will also notice that we end up with another weather front over northern and western parts of the british isles to start the new day on tuesday. early risers may get away with a dry start but do not bank on it lasted because here comes the first of the day's weather fronts. then there is a lull in proceedings, a bit of brightness, and another weather front dragging rain further away. we could get up to 14 rain further away. we could get up to 1a degrees. it stays when the into wednesday. this area of low pressure is vigorous, severe gale
force winds across north—western scotland. under squally weather front its way down towards the south east. following behind is a mix of sun and showers. temperatures falling back a touch. this is bbc news. i'm ben brown. the headlines at 11:00 — henry bolton refuses to step down as ukip leader, despite the resignations of 12 senior members of the party. it is now time to put an end to the factional infighting that has been going on within the party for some time. and to remove those who have been part of that. in a single phrase, it is time to drain the swamp. a court is told that a man who drove into a crowd of muslims last year was trying to kill as many people as possible. the us government partial shutdown is set to end after senators agree a temporary funding bill. and on newsnight, the head of the army suggests we should spend more